About us

About Us

New Horizon Addiction Rehabilitation Centers offer safe and effective, highly specialized 24- hour supervised Detoxification Units staffed by a specially trained addiction physician and a team of addiction professionals including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Counselors.

Upon admission residents undergo a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment as well as an in-depth substance use history; all of which inform the treatment pathway forward. Using evidence based assessment scales and treatment interventions individuals in acute withdrawal receive the appropriate medical interventions to safely manage their withdrawal under the close supervision of the program physician and nursing staff.

After the acute stage of detoxification, residents connect with inhouse programming and ongoing counseling as part of their recovery path which follows one of the treatment streams outlined below.

Models of Care

New Horizon Rehabilitation Centers support both abstinence based and Harm Reduction models of recovery. For those struggling with opioid addiction, in addition to abstinence based approaches, New Horizons offers evidence based Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) pathway options. Twelve Step Programs, counseling, educational, and treatment groups are incorporated throughout treatment and offer residents an opportunity to reconnect with a recovery community and to establish healthy relationships.

The goal of residential treatment is to move from acute detoxification and stabilization to long term recovery in the community. To transition from intensive clinical management within a supervised treatment environment to self- management within a supportive recovery community over time.

 

 


The Staff

Highly trained and dedicated staff of physicians, nurses, counselors, and administrative staff, guide and support patients and their families through each step towards mental, physical, spiritual, and social well-being. They offer counseling, support groups, and ongoing participation in a recovery community as well as the supervision and structure required for a successful recovery.  Staff deliver dynamic, inclusive, gender specific programs dailiy and provide 24-hour around the clock support in safe and peaceful surroundings.  

New Horizon Addiction Rehabilitation Centers for Men and Women recognize the unique needs of Canada’s First Nations people and utilizes evidence based and strengths based programs in the treatment of indigenous clients, providing culturally sensitive treatment while developing strong links with First Nations communities. The facility opens itself up to First Nations Healing Principles and Practices in the treatment of addiction among and works with these communities, First Nations treatment providers, and Elders in the treatment of addiction

The Facility

New Horizon Addiction Rehabilitation Centers for Men and Women are located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, population 132,000. The facilities are strategically located to offer a perfect mix of solitude and beauty while maintaining access to key services and a well- established recovery community.

Each facility offers individual private rooms with a private attached bath. All meals are nutritiously prepared and are cooked on site. Each facility has on site laundry facilities, gym, and staff available on site 24 hours per day. For family members visiting from outside the area the New Horizons offers a separate suite for short stays as per our Policy on Visitors. There is also a separate outside sheltered smoking facility.

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The Program

The program schedule runs 7 days per week and is structured in such a way as to provide patients with an optimal mix of psycho-educational, treatment, and process groups intertwined with individual counseling and 12 Step Programs.

Integrated throughout the program schedule are therapeutic activities focused on individual physical and spiritual regeneration. These activities focus on self- discovery and reconnecting with one’s self, with one’s community, and with the world around them. These activities are planned around the idyllic setting of one of the world’s most beautiful islands.